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Beelzebub, or Baalzebûb, the Philistine god of Accaron (Ekron), scarcely 25 miles west of Jerusalem, whose oracle King Ochozias (Ahaziah) attempted to consult in his last illness, IV (II) Kings, i, 2.
Matthew and Luke by mistake fuse together two independent clauses of Mark, iii, 22 and identify Beelzebub and Satan, to whom the faculty of exorcism is ascribed.
Beelzebub does not appear in the Jewish literature of the period; there we usually find Beliar (Belial) as an alternative name for Satan.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02388c.htm   (850 words)

Beelzebub is the patron god of the Philistines in ancient Palestine.
The term is a deliberate mocking perversion of the Canaanite Baal-Zebul ("Prince Baal"), one of the standard titles of the god Baal.
In the Bible, Beelzebub is the prince of evil spirits and in Milton's 'Paradise Lost' he is Satan's chief lieutenant.
www.pantheon.org /articles/b/beelzebub.html   (91 words)

 WeirdSpace Encyclopedia: Witch Hazel and Beelzebub
Story: Witch Hazel is the good witch who from time to time works with Madame Mim and Magica de Spell.
She is always followed by her trusted broom Beelzebub.
Equipment: Hazel has a sentient broom named Beelzebub, which serves as her servant and means of transportation.
www.weirdspace.dk /Disney/Witch%20Hazel.htm   (197 words)

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